Stanford reaches NorPac Conference field hockey finals

Klahn eliminated from ITA Indoor tournament

NorPac West Player of the Year Xanthe Travlos and Becky Dru combined for a goal and three assists as the Stanford field hockey team reached the NorPac Conference tournament championship match, beating Longwood, 3-0, Friday at Davidson College in North Carolina.

The Cardinal (13-5) meets California, which beat host Davidson, 3-2, for the chance at the NCAA Play-In game against the Atlantic-10 champion.

Dru started the scoring less than nine minutes into the contest, getting an assist from Travlos.

Travlos also assisted on the second goal, scoring by Katherine Swank midway through the first half.

Stanford made it 3-0 when Emily Henriksson scored a moment after Katherine Donner delivered a penalty corner to Dru, who fed Henriksson.

Alessandra Moss was credited with the shutout as the Cardinal outshot Longwood, 14-5, including a 9-2 edge in shots on goal.

Moss, Travlos, Dru, Heather Alcorn and Camille Gandhi each played the full game for Stanford.

Lancers' goalie Kaye Goulding recorded six saves, two in the second half.

Men's tennis

Stanford junior Bradley Klahn fell to Florida's Alexandre Lacroix, 6-2, 6-2, in the second round of the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY. on Friday.

Women's tennis

Senior Hilary Barte defeated California's Mari Andersson, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the second round of the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY. on Friday.

The top-seeded Barte then lost to sixth-seeded Allie Will of Florida, 6-4, 6-3, in the quarterfinals.

Freshman Kristie Ahn also reached the quarters, beating eighth-seeded Reka Zallinazka of Duke, 6-2, 6-2, and then fell to Texas' Aeriel Ellis, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Stanford freshman Nicole Gibbs dropped a tough match to fifth-seeded Denise Dy of Washington, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, in the Round of 16.

Women's swimming

Stanford won eight of Friday's 13 events, including two wins from diver Meg Hostage, and wins from Liz Smith and Kate Dwelley to lead both Michigan and Florida in the tri-meet at Avery Aquatic Center.

Hostage opened with wins in the one- and three- meter events, scoring a 299.85 in the one-meter and 323.60 in the three-meter.

Smith and Dwelley both won individual events and were a part of winning relay teams. Smith won the 200-yard breast with a time of 2:13.71 after beginning the day as the second leg of the winning 400 medley relay team (3:42.55).

Dwelley won the 200 free, leading at the halfway point en route to a time of 1:48.32 and lengthened the Cardinal lead on the anchor leg of the 400 free relay (3:21.81).

Also winning for the Cardinal was Kelsey Ditto, who took over the lead from teammate Andie Taylor in the 1650 (16:22.45); and Andi Murez in the 100 free (50.33).

Women's golf

The inaugural Pac-10-SEC Challenge is underway from the Stanford Golf Course with the Cardinal women currently sitting in a tie for 10th place following Friday's action.

The tournament features seven of the top-10 teams in the nation and 21 squads overall.

No. 5 UCLA leads after one round, shooting a round of 1-over-par 285. The Bruins hold a one-stroke lead over No. 13 Arizona and No. 26 Auburn who are tied for second. No. 30 Washington is two back and No. 12 Arkansas in three back to round out the top five.

Rebecca Durham led the Cardinal, carding a round of even-par 71. The Cardinal senior made two birdies and two bogeys and currently sits tied for ninth, six strokes off the lead.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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